Lapland Hotel Luostotunturi
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... weather is still really cloudy which is a shame.
Went for a wander along some ofthe snowshoe tracks in the afternoon and had a catnap as I am so tired! Tried out the sauna but neither me or mum were that impressed. We only had it on half heat but we practically suffocated and it was kinda awkward ...
... So much power and speed we go from zero to full speed very quickly and the adrenalin immediately rushes! Suddenly we are speeding along trails through the forests and meadows, gliding along the snow.
The dogs are so eager and stop at nothing- not even to poo (they just do it whilst running) and occassionally stick their tongues out to lap up some snow. After a while we swapped places (ensuring someone was always on the brake!!) and I had a go being driver. ...
... free road, slammed on full throttle and zoomed off skidding over the snow! Great adrenalin and catch-your-breath fast speeds!
We then stopped by a wooden hut out in the middle of nowhere to have a hot drink round a campfire before heading back again. The delicious berry tea was served in authentic little wooden cups called kuksa. It felt very wildernessy!
After a quick bite of lunch we were off again, this time cross-country skiing. Now, I have never been skiing ...
... we wandered into town and found an ice igloo church! Completely carved out of ice it was an impressive structure. We then found a toboggan run at the bottom of the ski slope and had a few kamikazee runs down that until it was time to head back for dinner.
The menu was great! Creamy mushroom soup with dark archipelago bread to start, followed by grilled salmon with cucumber sauce and vegetable risotto, finished off perfectly with pancakes with cloudberries, cloudberry ...
Went on an overnight school trip to Pyhätunturi National Park. Stayed in very cute cabins with their own sauna, but we took advantage of the big sauna by the lake. it was an incredible first finnish sauna experience, and a great way to celebrate fall equinox, alternating the hottest i've probably ever been (it makes a big difference putting water on the rocks!) with jumping in the cold lake under a starry sky... check out the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsLapland Hotel Luostotunturi
The staff are very friendly at this hotel in this tiny village. The hotel has a lovely spa pool, sauna and steam-room. All the meals are buffet apart from those in the Bistro. The food is basic but good. The Aurora lounge is a disappointment as there is no way you can see the Northern lights from it as it faces onto the lit car-park and it is poorly furnished. We wanted a room at the back with a hope of seeing the lights from a balcony. Instead we had one overlooking the car-park so too much light pollution and no balcony.
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